Since my last post, Lego has announced some more sets for the coming year – time for part 2 of my 2020 impressions. And just like in part 1 I won’t hold up myself with the (for me) less interesting sets. So straight to the good stuff!
I just watched the trailer for The Lego Movie 2, which comes out in February 2019 and whilst I am not really keen on watching it (to be honest, I haven’t even watched the first part yet), I feel genuinely excited about the possible sets we might get from it: That’s a healthy amount of… Read More Mad Max meets Lego
Please Note: This post took me a long time to finish. Not the writing. That usually goes pretty quick. As it did here. But the photos… I finally got them in a quality I can approve. Mostly! Enjoy! Hardboiled detective stories are an all-time favourite of mine. Novels like Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep or… Read More Review: Detective’s Office (10246)
Rogue One was quite a box office success, its Lego-sets not so much. While that’s not so good for TLG’s profit projections, it is a nice opportunity for us customers to get a set or two, that would be otherwise prohibitively costly. Like this lovely Y-Wing. When assembling it, which went just as expected without… Read More Review: Y-Wing Starfighter (75172)
You might remember my review of the Misfortune Keep. And the modifications I did on the little pirate flyer. Well, I promised you a mod of the Ninjago-flyer as well – and here we go! While the original version is a weird and not very successful attempt on a rocket-propelled VTOL, my plan was to go… Read More Fixing the Misfortune Keep Flyer! (Part 2)
You may remember that I’m not too excited by the little flyers that came with the Misfortune Keep. They just feel unfinished and below their potential compared to the glorious main build. I felt right away when assembling them that they need some serious upgrades. Luckily for the sky pirates, I decided to mod their flyer first.… Read More Fixing the Misfortune Keep Flyer! (Part 1)
I was really looking forward writing this review: the (at least for me) pinnacle of Ninjago’s flirt with dieselpunk sky pirates: The Misfortune Keep! Ok, the name of this set is a bit weird, since the word “keep” is usually used more in a traditional castle-context, for the living area and last line of defence… Read More Review: Ninjago Misfortune Keep (70605)
The outcry amongst the AFOL community was big when the first pictures of the new UCS Death Star appeared – no surprise: it looked exactly like the old one! Generally you can expect quite a significant progress in design over a time period of 8 years. This applies for Star Wars sets just as it applies… Read More The New Old Death Star
The super-laser is installed, the bar has been equipped, party decorations hung up, the PA is ready and all invitations have been sent – the dark side really knows how to party!… Read More Death Star II Housewarming Party!
The Star Wars movies are full of iconic moments (perhaps not so much the prequels though^^). They are too many to count really, but Luke’s final confrontation with his father, with the evil emperor gloating at them, while outside the battle for the future of the Galaxy is raging, remains special. It was the definite endgame-moment of the… Read More Star Wars: Death Star – Final Duel (75093) – Review